SBD/March 18, 2011/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published March 18, 2011
NAMES: MICHAEL DREW SWEENY, the former GM for Centerplate's Denver operation, "pleaded guilty to Class 3 felony theft and appeared in court Thursday for sentencing" after he was found to have "embezzled more than $300,000" from the concessionaire (DENVER POST, 3/18)....Actor DAMON WAYANS has "finalized a deal to headline" the CBS comedy pilot inspired by COLIN COWHERD. The ESPN personality is a producer of the TV show, based roughly on his radio show (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 3/18)....A jury on Thursday "ruled in favor" of Cavaliers Owner DAN GILBERT and his Quicken Loans in a case over the company's overtime pay policy. The ruling means Quicken "will not be forced to pay the nearly 350 plaintiffs an additional half-time for their hours worked during their time at Quicken, avoiding" an estimated $4-30M in damages (CRAINSDETROIT.com, 3/17)....Colts Owner JIM IRSAY Monday night attended Midwest Fashion Week's event at Lucas Oil Stadium, "Monday Night Fashion: Where Sports and Fashion Collide." Irsay, on hand with daughters CASEY and KALEN, "donated $25,000 to Down Syndrome Indiana" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 3/17)....Magic Dir of Player Development ADONAL FOYLE celebrated his 36th birthday last week by "holding a pair of fundraisers to benefit the Kerosene Lamp Foundation, the nonprofit he created to help children" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 3/18)....Warriors G STEPHEN CURRY has signed on as a national spokesperson for ThanksUSA, an organization that provides money in scholarship aid to America's military families (THE DAILY).